November 9, 2017

Nineteen Colorado cities and counties vote in favor of city-owned internet, while Fort Collins approves $150 million to move forward. | The Denver Post

"Sorry, Comcast: Voters say 'yes' to city-run broadband in Colorado; Municipal broadband wins 'David vs. Goliath battle' in Fort Collins, Colorado." | Ars Technica

City of Gonzales issues "Request for Quotes ('RFQ') from entities able to demonstrate their ability and willingness to provide internet service, as described below, to all residents within the city limits on a bulk basis, in exchange for payment of a monthly fee." | View RFQ HERE

Wilson, North Carolina, is pioneering a new type of economic development that centers around its fiber network. "They figure that that the best way to attract jobs to the community is by working to make their community a place where people want to live." | POTs and PANs

"Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) wants the FCC to tap into more state and local government input on broadband deployment, suggesting  the FCC’s goal now is to serve industry and tie the hands of those local governments." | Broadcasting & Cable

"In Seattle, Republican Jenny Durkan, who did not support a city-funded broadband network, was the winner of the mayoral race over Cary Moon, who did. Both candidates were Democrats." | Broadcasting & Cable

USDA announces loans totally more than $200 million being directed towards broadband projects to provide service to hundreds of unserved and underserved rural communities. | USDA

"How Verizon and Comcast are working to ensure states don’t pass their own net neutrality bills" | Washington Post

"Editor’s Corner—Fixed 5G was tested by the cable industry, and it came up a bit short" | FierceWireless

"Senate Explores IoT in Rural America; Keys are reliable high-speed broadband connectivity, adoption and good data" | Multichannel News

"Chicago suburbs latest battleground in fight over small cells" | FierceWireless

The rush to vMVPDs — virtual multichannel video programming distributors or virtual cable companies. | POTs and PANs
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